Chelsea: it feels like the end for Thiago Silva…


By: Manu Tournoux

Thiago Silva’s last months at Chelsea are a dizzying roller coaster, but clearly the ordeal should end fairly quickly. In flagrant loss of speed at the start of the season, like his sinking against West Ham (3-1) or Newcastle (4-1), the Brazilian saw his status crumble in the eyes of his coach Mauricio Pochettino . If he had some nice parentheses, such as against Tottenham (1-4) and Manchester City (4-4) in November – which remains quite distant now – the former Parisian is once again facing a zone turbulence.

Since February 12 against Crystal Palace, a match won by the Blues (3-1) after his injury exit at the hour mark, the 39-year-old defender has never again taken part in a match of his team . Forfeited against Manchester City, Liverpool and Leeds, he then remained on the bench counting butterflies against Brentford, then during the Blues’ success against Newcastle on Monday (3-2). A fall in the pyramid, but which does the business of Trevoh Chalobah and the French international Axel Disasi, exceptional in recent weeks.

A return to Brazil is taking shape

At 39 years old and after more than 20 professional seasons in his legs, Thiago Silva’s running out of steam is a logical consequence. Much less impactful and sovereign defensively, the Brazilian international is, on the other hand, much more prone to carelessness and shifts in concentration. In recent days, the Daily Mail indicated that around fifteen departures were to be expected at Chelsea, with Silva probably in the mix. At the end of his contract next June, the former PSG player should, barring any real drama, leave the club as reported by the Brazilian media UOL Esporte.

Already last summer, Thiago Silva had long been cited to return to Brazil, but had finally decided to honor his contract extended a few months earlier with Chelsea. This time, the Brazilian should give a new boost to his career, because the idea of ​​putting an end to it is not on the agenda. According to the Brazilian press, it is unlikely to see the player sign with a European big name. A romantic return to Fluminense, his formative club, seems the most likely option, although Saudi Arabia also remains in the mix. With less than six months until the end of his contract, the Brazilian is free to negotiate with the club of his choice.

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